James "Buddha" Harvey

June 29, 2018 |

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James “Jim” “Buddha” Clair Harvey, 57, of West Mifflin, formerly of Clairton, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Jefferson Hills Manor.  He was born February 2, 1961 in Frankfurt, Germany   to the late Charles Wilford Harvey and Rosemary Siler Harvey Petrisko.  James is survived by daughter, Brittany Harvey of Vandergrift; brothers, Vincent (Valerie) Harvey of Greenock, Charles (Kerry) Evans of Finleyville; sisters, Virginia (Joseph) Nehila of West Mifflin, Mary Jo Harvey of Dravosburg, Charlene (Scott) Hart Snyder of Dubois; 4 nephews, 2 nieces; great-nieces, Audrey, Leonnah, Ja’layah and great-nephew Parker.  He was a lifelong EMT and fireman having close ties with the departments in West Elizabeth, Clairton, Dravosburg where he was Fire Chief, and Duquesne where he was Assistant Chief. He loved car racing, baseball, and his job as a firefighter. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made directly to the funeral home or at www.fundthefuneral.com.    Visitation will take place on Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 5 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place at the funeral home immediately following visitation. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Deborah Marie Orr

June 24, 2018 |

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Deborah Marie Labishak Orr, 63, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Clairton, passed away at John J. Kane Regional Center in Pittsburgh on Saturday, June 23, 2018.  She was born November 25, 1954 in McKeesport to the late Peter and Carolina Hallas Labishak.  Deborah is survived by brother, Terry D. Labishak of West Mifflin and sister, Cary Labishak.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

John Dominic "J. D." Sorrentino

June 09, 2018 |

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John Dominic “J. D.” Sorrentino, 62, of Clairton, passed away at AHN Jefferson Hospital on Thursday, June 7, 2018.  He was born in McKeesport on July 5, 1955 to the late Joseph F. and Lillian Mancini Sorrentino.  John is survived by sister, Linda Medina of McKeesport; brothers, Joseph F. Sorrentino, Victor Sorrentino, Alfred Sorrentino, all of Glassport; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  John resided in Clairton his entire life, was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church, enjoyed watching tv, and playing bingo. Family and friends will be received from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045.  A service will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Richland Cemetery in Dravosburg.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Lillian A. Sorrentino

June 09, 2018 |

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Lillian A. Sorrentino, 37, of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, passed away at home on Thursday, June 7, 2018.  She was born in McKeesport on February 3, 1981 to Joseph F. Sorrentino and the late Barbara J. Cooper Sorrentino.  Along with her father, Lilly is survived by 2 brothers, Joseph Sorrentino and Carter J. Sorrentino both of Glassport; aunts, Linda Medina of McKeesport, Brenda Barret of Saltsburg; nieces, Lyndee Sorrentino of Glassport, Kelsea Sorrentino of Greensburg; and many cousins. Lillian enjoyed music, poker machines, magazines, and stuffed animals.  Family and friends will be received from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045.  A service will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Richland Cemetery in Dravosburg.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Ruth Jane Kimball

June 06, 2018 |

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Ruth Jane Kimball, 54, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport.  She was born in McKeesport October 2, 1963 to the late Benjamin & Kathryn Spencer.  Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Mark Kimball; sons, Michael and Bryan Kimball both of Glassport; grandsons, Jordan and Julian Kimball of Glassport; sisters, Florence (Scott) OBlak of Elizabeth, Lauri (David) Ehredt of Boise, ID, Jennifer Spencer of Munhall; brothers, Steven (Joy) Poorman of Elizabeth, T. J. (Marianne) Poorman of Glassport, Paul Poorman of Clairton; step-mother, Mary Lindeman of McKeesport; 4 nieces and 12 nephews.  Along with her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by sisters, Gail Robertson, Brenda Warnick; brother, Benjamin Spencer Jr.  Ruth was a caretaker at Tender Loving Care Nursing Home.  Visitation will take place from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm on Friday, June 8, 2018 at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday June 9, 2018 at 10:00 am followed by interment at Round Hill Cemetery.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Lisa Kay Hughes Holden

June 04, 2018 |

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Lisa Kay Hughes Holden, 48, of Greenock passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at UPMC Shadyside after a long battle with cancer.  She was born in McKeesport October 6, 1969 to Stephen Dwight Hughes of Florida and Sharon Bailey Hughes of Greenock.  She is survived by sons, Triston Smathers and Zander Smathers of Templeton, PA.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to help defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Frederick Robert Kearney Sr.

May 14, 2018 |

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Frederick “Fredster” Robert Kearney Sr., 72, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Clairton / Pleasant Hills, passed away at home on Sunday, May 13, 2018.  He was born March 24, 1946, in Pittsburgh, to the late Frederick S. and Rita Hanczyk Kearney.  He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Cathy Smarra Kearney; children, Sherri (Brian) Peternel of Jefferson Hills, Jacqueline (Craig) Kearney of Glassport, Jessica Gouker of Jefferson Hills, Frederick R. (Nicole) Kearney Jr. of Whitehall; grandchildren, Joelle, Shawn, Cheyanne (Steve), Alyssa, Nathan, Hannah, KayCee; great-grandchildren, Jayden & LayLah.  Fred was a veteran of the US Army having served in the 101st Airborne during the Vietnam War, a Cable Technician, a manager for Subway, enjoyed Bingo, Bowling, fishing, camping, Sci-Fi, and Klondikes.  Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 9 am – 12 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  A memorial service will occur after visitation at 12 pm at the funeral home followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in McMurray, PA.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to help defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Miles Karan

April 20, 2018 |

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Miles Karan, 58, of Clairton, passed away at AHN Jefferson Hospital on Thursday April 19, 2018.  He was born March 28, 1960 in McKeesport to the late Milan and Mary Frick Karan.  Miles is survived by son, Steve Karan; and sister, Linda Marie Brown of West Newton.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Milan and George Karan.  Miles lived in Clairton his whole life, was an independent contractor, and enjoyed socializing with friends.  Visitation will take place Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2 – 4 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place at the funeral home immediately following visitation. Inurnment will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Donald Hickman

April 19, 2018 |

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It is with sadness in their hearts that the family of Donald Hickman announces his passing, and entrance into eternal life on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was a devoted, caring, and dedicated family man and will be deeply missed by his loved ones.  He was born in Dravosburg on December 4, 1930 to the late Adam and Myra Leadbeater Hickman.  Donald will be greatly missed by his loving wife, of 67 wonderful years, Mary Lou; children, Daniel Hickman, Patty (Gerald) Tedesco, Karen (Bryan) Snodgrass; grandchildren, Gerald (Kristen) Tedesco Jr., Jonathan (Robyn) Tedesco, Jamie (William) Dugas, Kylie Snodgrass, Alyssa Snodgrass, Jacob Snodgrass; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Tristan, Marisa, Dominic and Isabella, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.  Along with his parents, Donald was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 1 sister.  Donald was a lifelong resident of Dravosburg, and a graduate of McKeesport High School.  He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict, was retired from US Steel Research Lab in Monroeville in 1984, and owned and operated the distributorship for the McKeesport Daily News and Pittsburgh Press in Dravosburg for 40 years. Don was a devout Christian his entire life, leading many people to understand God’s love for them.  He was an accomplished baseball pitcher for McKeesport High School, many local sandlot teams, and Mitchell Air Force Base.   In 1953, he was offered to try-out for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The family is especially grateful for the exceptional kindness, concern and care from all of his caregivers, especially Caitlin Sostaric and Alexa Paranzino, his primary caregivers.  Visitation will take place Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1 – 8 pm at I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg,  PA 15034. A memorial service will take place on Monday April 23, 2018 at Amity Presbyterian Church in Dravosburg at 11:00 am followed by interment at Richland Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Catholic Hospice at catholichospicepgh.org. Online condolences may be offered at wwwfinneyfuneralhome.com

 

Fred August Happe Jr.

April 16, 2018 |

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Fred August Happe Jr., 76, of Clairton, formerly of Bridgeville, passed away at home on Sunday April 15, 2018.  He was born in Upper St. Clair on May 17, 1941 to the late Fred A. and Mary Happe Sr. Fred is survived by daughter, Mary Elizabeth (Jack) Happe Arelt of Brentwood; son, Fred A. Happe of Tarentum; grandchildren, Michelle, Daniel, Joshua; great-grandchildren, Aleena, D.J., Daevon, Jaylee, Jonathan; brothers, Ronald Happe and Glen Happe both of FL.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by stepson Jody Happe.  Fred was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Vietnam War, was retired from the maintenance department of US Steel Clairton Works, was adept at electrical repair, and was a self-ordained pastor.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  The family suggests donations be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Judith Karen Bane Reitzel

April 15, 2018 |

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Judith Karen Bane Reitzel, 76, of Eighty Four, PA, formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.  She was born November 17, 1941 to the late Robert & Agnes Miller Bane.  She was a loving wife, for 35, years to the late Raymond T. Reitzel Sr. who passed away in 1991.  Judith is survived by daughter; Amanda (Kevin Shetterly) M. Reitzel Clous of Finleyville; sons, Raymond T. Reitzel Jr. of Eighty Four, Thomas L. Reitzel of Bethel Park, Timothy A. Reitzel of Jefferson Hills; grandchildren Michael, Justin, Timmy Jr., Paige, Tommy Jr.; brother, James (Linda) Bane of Peters Township; and sister Agnes Bane of Clairton.  Along with her parents and husband, Judith was preceded in death by daughter, Patricia; brother, Robert Bane; and sister Jerilyn Bane Simo. She was a member of St. Paulinus Church in Clairton, was retired from West Jefferson Hills School District's Custodial Department, enjoyed cooking, gardening and the outdoors. Visitation and interment will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

James "Jim" Kenneth Burge

April 08, 2018 |

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James “Jim” Kenneth Burge, 92, of Clairton passed away at home on Saturday, April 7, 2018.  He was born January 8, 1926, in Clairton, to the late James and Elizabeth Long Burge.  Jim was a loving husband, for 67 years, to his late wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Demis Burge, who passed away in 2015.  He is survived by sons, James (Jane) M. Burge, Paul A. Burge, both of Clairton; daughter Barbara (Mark) A. Murray of Clairton; grandchildren, Mary (Jeff) Trott, Anne (Jerome Ramsey) Burge, Christianna Murray; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Jakob, Noah, Ian, and Sofie.  Along with his parents and spouse, Jim was preceded in death by brothers, Adrian “Dutch”, Robert, William; sisters, Esther MacNicol and Edna Lees. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton, a graduate of Clairton High School, served his country in the Armed Guard Service of the US Navy during WWII on the Merchant Marine ship The SS Jonathon Worth, enjoyed Clairton High School football, frequenting the coffee shop to socialize, and spending quiet days at home.  Visitation and service will be private at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.    Inurnment will also be private at St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Virginia "Jeanie" Dorothy Loomis

March 30, 2018 |

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Virginia “Jeanie” Dorothy Loomis, 95, of Clairton, formerly of Glassport, passed away at Jefferson Regional Hospital on Thursday, March 29, 2018.  She was born September 4, 1922 in McKeesport to the late John and Mary Germek Pavol.  Virginia was the loving wife of the late Leland Russell Loomis for 39 years.  She is survived by her son, Donald R. Loomis and her dog Shadow.  Along with her parents and husband, Virginia was preceded in death by brother, Robert Pavol.  She was a graduate of Glassport High School & Duffs Business School, was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church, loved sports, sewing, bingo, ceramics, and was a member of Wilson Civic Association.  Visitation will take place from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 on Monday, April 2, 2018 at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  A mass will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

David Hugh Kushner

March 22, 2018 |

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David Hugh Kushner, 68, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Peters Township and Glassport, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at North East Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.  He was born in Pittsburgh on August 8, 1949 to the late Michael Kushner and Dixie B. Ronk.  David was the loving husband of the late Barbara Haas Kushner who passed away in 2006.  He is survived by his daughters Amy Sue and Dana Lynn, sister, Peggy Ronk of Dawsonville, GA and nieces Liliann Moser and Suezette Dickey.  Arrangements have been entrusted to E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport,  PA   15045. Services and interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in David’s name be made to Medical Center Foundation, Attention Ronnie Green Heart Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 115, Gainesville, GA 30051, or medicalcenterfoundation.org/donate. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Antonio "Tony" Sparico

March 16, 2018 |

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Antonio “Tony” J. Sparico, 83, of West Mifflin passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday March 14, 2018.  He was born in McKeesport May 5, 1934 to the late John B. and Marie Anna Rera Sparico.  Tony is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Patricia A. Lister Sparico; son, Anthony (Trina) Sparico of Upper St. Clair; daughter, Jannine (Bert) Ackerman of West Homestead; grandchildren, Megan (Alex Gennari) Sparico, Tracy Johnson, Anthony (Amanda) Sparico, Natalie Sparico, Annalee Sparico; great-grandchild, Wyatt Antonio Johnson.  Along with his parents, Tony was preceded in death by daughter, Kristin Sparico; brother, Peter J. Sparico and sister Mary Antonella.  He resided in West Mifflin for most of his life, served in the US Army during the Korean War, was employed by US Steel National Tube Plant in McKeesport and Hechingers in West Mifflin, was a lifetime member & past president of West Mifflin #3 VFC, enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, his grandchildren, Carmella (his dog), was a member of VFW Post 914 in West Mifflin.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to VFW Post 914, 4901 Ball Avenue, West Mifflin,  PA  15122.  Visitation will take place Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm and Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 11 am – 1 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street,  Clairton,  PA  15025.  A service will take place Sunday, at the funeral home, immediately following visitation at 1 pm.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

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